Ennio Morricone
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1928-11-10
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Ennio Morricone

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Ennio Morricone, (born 10 November 1928) is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player, born in Rome. He composes a wide range of music styles, making him one of the most versatile, experimental and influential composers of all ...

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Biography

Ennio Morricone, (born 10 November 1928) is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player, born in Rome. He composes a wide range of music styles, making him one of the most versatile, experimental and influential composers of all time, working in any medium. Over the past seven decades, Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His filmography includes over 70 award-winning films, including all Sergio Leone films since the Dollars Trilogy (such as Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America), all Giuseppe Tornatore films (since Cinema Paradiso), The Battle of Algiers, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, The Thing, The Mission, The Untouchables, Bugsy, In the Line of Fire, Disclosure, Mission to Mars, Ripley's Game, The Best Offer, and The Hateful Eight.

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Neve (Version Integrale)
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Neve (Version Integrale)
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A Fistful of Dollars
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A Fistful of Dollars
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Deborah's Theme
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Deborah's Theme
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Soundtrack to The Hateful Eight
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Soundtrack to The Hateful Eight
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La Music Prima del Massacro
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La Music Prima del Massacro
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Ouverture
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Ouverture
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A Silhouette Of Doom
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A Silhouette Of Doom
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Overture / Neve
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Overture / Neve
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The Surrender (La Resa)
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The Surrender (La Resa)
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The Hateful Eight (2015) - L'Ultima Dilgenza per Red Rock
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The Hateful Eight (2015) - L'Ultima Dilgenza per Red Rock
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Neve #2
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Neve #2
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Theme from Hamlet
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Theme from Hamlet
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1977): Violenza Inattesa/Silence in the Chaos
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1977): Violenza Inattesa/Silence in the Chaos
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The Thing
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The Thing
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The Ecstasy Of Gold
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The Ecstasy Of Gold
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Harmonica from Once Upon a Time in the West Film Soundtrack
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Harmonica from Once Upon a Time in the West Film Soundtrack
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Once Upon A Time In America
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Once Upon A Time In America
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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1967): Main Theme
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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1967): Main Theme
Andre Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra
Gabriel's Oboe
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Gabriel's Oboe
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Once Upon A Time In The West
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Once Upon A Time In The West
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Dissociazione
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Dissociazione
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Sixty Seconds To What
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Sixty Seconds To What
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For A Few Dollars More
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For A Few Dollars More
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The Untouchables
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The Untouchables
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The Sicilian Clan
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The Sicilian Clan
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Ennio Morricone Biography

Ennio Morricone, (born 10 November 1928) is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player, born in Rome. He composes a wide range of music styles, making him one of the most versatile, experimental and influential composers of all time, working in any medium. Over the past seven decades, Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His filmography includes over 70 award-winning films, including all Sergio Leone films since the Dollars Trilogy (such as Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America), all Giuseppe Tornatore films (since Cinema Paradiso), The Battle of Algiers, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, The Thing, The Mission, The Untouchables, Bugsy, In the Line of Fire, Disclosure, Mission to Mars, Ripley's Game, The Best Offer, and The Hateful Eight.

After having played trumpet in jazz bands in the 1950s, he became a studio arranger for RCA and started ghost writing for film and theatre. Throughout his career, he composed hundreds of songs for artists such as Paul Anka, Mina, Zucchero and Andrea Bocelli. From 1960 to 1975, Morricone gained international fame by composing the music to westerns. His score to 1966's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is considered as one of the most influential soundtracks in history and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The album reached No. 4 on the Billboard chart. With an estimated 10 million copies sold, "Once Upon a Time in the West" is one of the best-selling instrumental scores worldwide. He also scored seven westerns for Sergio Corbucci, Duccio Tessari's Ringo duology and Sergio Sollima's The Big Gundown and Face to Face. Morricone worked extensively for other film genres with directors such as Mauro Bolognini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Dario Argento and Henri Verneuil. The highly acclaimed...

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